For students in the Harvard University Division of Medical Sciences Programs:

Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG)

Interested Principal Researchers should email Catherine Haskell, Program Administrator, to receive an application. PIs are required to supply funding for the graduate student.

Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS)

Membership in BBS is contingent on several criteria and forms of service, as follows:

  • Eligibility for membership in BBS requires a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment (Assistant, Associate or full Professor) at Harvard Medical School.
  • All BBS Faculty agree to participate regularly in BBS events and recruiting activities.
  • All BBS Faculty agree to serve on our advising and governance committees (e.g. Admissions, Program Advising, Preliminary Qualifying Examination, and Dissertation Advisory Committees) when requested by the program heads or committee chairs.
  • All BBS Faculty agree to support the graduate course curriculum via teaching in one of the core skills courses BBS230 and BBS330, plus contributions to other core and advanced courses by acting as course director, lecturer, or discussion leader. We monitor these commitments through a three-year prospective teaching survey. Of course, other contributions to DMS educational resources are welcome.
  • Maintenance of membership as a BBS Thesis Advisor requires thesis project sponsorship within 9 years of initial membership approval. Exceptions can be made for faculty that make extraordinary contributions to graduate education in BBS.
  • Maintenance of membership as a BBS Thesis Advisor also assumes financial means and infrastructure to support thesis research for new students.

For application consideration, active participation in BBS is expected. New applications now require prior participation in the BBS teaching mission, such as engagement in BBS230, BBS330, various core courses, and/or launching nano and quarter courses.

For more information on the application process, please click here.


Membership Steps:
1. Fill out and complete the Committee for Immunology Membership Application.
2. Send a completed application, along with your Harvard-formated CV, to Megan Eruzione, Program Administrator.

For more information, please click here.


Interested Principal Researchers should fill out an application and review the Faculty guidelines. Completed applications should be emailed to Susan Jackson, Program Administrator. Applications are reviewed by program leadership and accepted on a rolling basis.

Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology (SHBT)

Faculty interested in working with SHBT students have to become affiliates of the program. This is done on a case-by-case basis based on fit in research interests and upon nomination by an SHBT faculty.

For more information, please contact Bill Good, Program Administrator.


For faculty membership in the Virology department, one must be engaged in Virology-related research, have funding to support graduate students, and have a Harvard appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or higher.

The application process consists of:

  • Submitting a short letter to our Executive Committee outlining the motivation for applying and how you would like to participate (mentoring graduate students, serving on Program committees, teaching, etc.)
  • Presenting a talk during our Virology Seminar Series (this takes place Wednesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters).

Decisions will be made by the Executive Committee after the seminar.

For more information, please contact Maria Bollinger, Program Administrator.

For students in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program:

Interested Principal Researchers should email Traci Anderson, Program Administrator, to express interest.

For students in the Boston University Clinical Psychology and Brain Sciences Program:

Interested Principal Researchers should email Alice Cronin-Golomb, Ph.D., Program Administrator, to express interest. PIs are required to supply funding for the graduate student.